# Morgan has three times as many pennies as quarters. If Morgan had three more quarters and seventeen fewer pennies, she would have the same number of each coin. How much money does she have?

##### 1 Answer

$2.80

#### Explanation:

Let's have

We're told that Morgan has three times as many pennies as quarters, so

we're also told that if she had three more quarters and seventeen fewer pennies, there would be the same number of coins, so I can write:

Now let's solve! I'm going to substitute the first equation into the second:

and now solve for

and now let's find

and

Now to the final part - how much money does Morgan have? 30 pennies at 1 cent each and 10 quarters at 25 cents each gives us: